2022 Six Nations Championship

The 2022 Six Nations Championship (known as the Guinness Six Nations for sponsorship reasons) was the 23rd Six Nations Championship, the annual rugby union competition contested by the national teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales, and the 128th edition of the competition (including all its previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship). Wales entered the tournament as defending champions.

2022 Six Nations Championship
Date5 February – 19 March 2022
Countries
Tournament statistics
Champions France (18th title)
Grand Slam France (10th title)
Triple Crown Ireland (12th title)
Calcutta Cup Scotland (42nd title)
Millennium Trophy Ireland (15th title)
Centenary Quaich Ireland (19th title)
Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy France (14th title)
Auld Alliance Trophy France (2nd title)
Doddie Weir Cup Wales (4th title)
Cuttitta Cup Scotland (1st title)
Matches played15
Attendance964,370 (64,291 per match)
Tries scored73 (4.87 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Marcus Smith (71 points)
Top try scorer(s) James Lowe
Damian Penaud
Gabin Villière (3 tries)
Player of the tournament Antoine Dupont[1]
2021 (Previous) (Next) 2023

France won the Championship and the Grand Slam – both for the first time since 2010 – clinching the title with a 25–13 win over England at the Stade de France.[2] Runners-up Ireland won the Triple Crown for the sixth time in the Six Nations era.[3]

Italy came into the tournament on the back of 36 successive Six Nations losses since they beat Scotland, in 2015. Trailing 21–15 with less than two minutes remaining in their final game against Wales, Edoardo Padovani scored a try to win the match for Italy, ending a 40-match winless run in the Six Nations.[4]


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